5K For Historic Preservation
The Run/Walk to benefit Capital Area Preservation, was one of the five area courses included in the 2004 Second Empire Grand Prix Series. The Grand Prix consisted of five of the best races in the Triangle area. Runners who competed in at least four of the five races accumulated points. The top finishers in each race received Grand Prix points. Individuals accumulating the most points received money and prizes and were recognized at a special year-end awards ceremony at Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern. Nearly four hundred walkers and runners turned up on the morning of November 6 to enjoy the sights of historic Hillsborough Street — on foot. The weather was beautiful and the participants seemed eager to explore one of the fastest courses in the triangle as they passed by Cameron Park, St. Mary’s School, and the NC State Campus. Thanks to Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, to the sponsors, and the enthusiastic corps of CAP volunteers who helped to make the day a great success.
From time-to-time, CAP sponsors travel programs to communities across our state and beyond to learn from the preservation efforts of others. Day trip destinations over the past several years have include Oxford, Tarboro, New Bern and Winston-Salem. Overnight destinations have included the Shenandoah Valley, Charleston, Savannah, and Northern Virginia.